These Indian-spiced chicken wings from chef Ben Ford are superb on their own with a squeeze of lemon, but they're even better dipped in the thick and tangy minty yogurt sauce that's made with cream cheese. Slideshow:  More Chicken Wing Recipes 

June 2016


Credit: © Peden + Munk

Recipe Summary

45 mins
6 hrs 45 mins


yogurt Sauce


Marinate the wings
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except the chicken wings, cilantro, white onion and lemon wedges. Add the chicken wings and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

  • Set up a grill for direct and indirect cooking, then light the grill and oil the grate. Remove the wings from the marinade, scraping off all but a thin layer. Grill over moderately high heat, turning, until the wings are lightly charred all over, about 8 minutes. Move to indirect heat, cover and cook at 425° until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a wing registers 165°, about 15 minutes.

  • Transfer the wings to a platter and garnish with cilantro sprigs and thinly sliced white onion. Serve with the yogurt sauce and lemon wedges.

Make Ahead

The yogurt sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp pilsner.